Marlaina Read

The Song of Sybil, with Canadian musician Katelyn Clark, is an experimental adaptation of the Gregorian chant about a prophetess and the Apocalypse. This sound and video work creates a physically immersive experience that speculates on a world marked by solitude, transition and reflection, overturning the annihilation and sorrow of traditional apocalyptic discourse.
Three-channel video documents the forest at twilight, overgrown buildings and women performing mundane ‘survival’ tasks, accompanied by a soundtrack of in-situ recording mixed with the layered soundscape of the medieval instrument the Organetto.

This is a work in progress video. Exhibited at Banff Centre, Alberta (2016) and Chapelle St-­Louis, Montreal 2017 and forthcoming at Verge Gallery, Sydney.